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Gambler

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Samy
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I stand at the edge
Of a steep dark cliff
wondering what-now ?
what-else ? what-if ?

Crashing waves with
all their charms
wait for me
with welcoming arms

In my hand
is one last chip
Do I let my
foot just slip ?

Too much the gambler
in my blood
the thoughts come
rushing in a flood



"Life is a gamble
Life is a game
no roll of the dice
is ever the same

Weigh the odds
Place your bets
You havent seen
The best as yet

Sigh a prayer
Roll the die
Look the players
In the eye

You win sometimes
And then you lose
Dont stop playing
by the rules

Your luck is down
So what else is new ?
The chips have always
been so few

Yet you've held on
to the play
Won a few more coins
got you through the day

Just when you think
you wanna call it quits
Miss Fortune smiles
and rattles your wits

Chances are
you havent yet found
That final rush
That thrilling round

Wait a while
hold the tips
Dont plan yet to
cash in your chips"



Samy

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Aimster
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since 02-19-2000
Posts 4367
Charlotte, NC


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Samy

Welcome to Passions!!   This was a great poem...I really liked the theme. And I agree...the best in life is just around the corner. So put those playing chips away, for you won't be needing them. This was really good! And once again, welcome.

Amy  

 ~Live today as though it were your last but prepare for tomorrow as though it were here~
tracie66
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since 01-18-2000
Posts 4587
Victoria, Australia


2 posted 03-17-2000 02:59 PM       View Profile for tracie66   Email tracie66   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit tracie66's Home Page   View IP for tracie66

~WELCOME TO PASSIONS~
I agree with aimster, this was a great read and lovely theme with great advice along the way.
Way to go

tracie


 Keep all the windows of your mind open
Anne Rooks
 
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